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History Channel

Cherry '57 Chevy

Bursts Into Flames

9/30/2011 10:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A History Channel orgy that brought together the stars of "American Pickers," "American Restoration," and "Pawn Stars" has ended in a fiery wreck.

In case you missed the 3-show special -- "American Pickers" found a classic, '57 Chevy fixer-upper ... "American Restoration" brought it back to life ... and then both shows gifted it to the Old Man from "Pawn Stars" as a birthday present.

But in a tragic turn of events, it overheated this morning ... and burst into flames.

Bad luck for the Old Man ... it's the second time this year one of his cars was incinerated by fire -- back in February, his 1966 Imperial Crown Convertible -- another cherry car --  was engulfed in flames.

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31.

Fred Farkel    

I wish the old man was my old man.

Sorry about the car.

1027 days ago
32.

Marty Melia    

Fuel lines near exhaust pipes is a bad combination.

1027 days ago
33.

K    

I'm guessin it's time for a new mechanic. Cowinkydink...i think not

1027 days ago
34.

dude    

No more black cars for the old ma. Bad luck?

1027 days ago
35.

STEVE    

just like we thought the so called mechanic is not as good as the show represents {shade tree mechanic}

1027 days ago
36.

Kaffee    

One care blowing up is an accident, two cars blowing up is something to consider not trusting this restoration guy.

1027 days ago
37.

Anonymous    

That is a 1955 not a 1957!

1027 days ago
38.

Mazor    

LOL did some idiot just say that's a 55?

1027 days ago
39.

michele    

The car in the picture is a 1955 Chevy, not a 57.

1027 days ago
40.

Johnnyt    

I just wish you guys would get enough energy up to
type 1955 Chevy Bel Air on Google browser instead
of arguing back and forth. Three color pictures come
right up. These things were junk, new. The 1957 was
bomb and is worth the big bucks. Those were the days.
I had a brand new bright yellow 1959, the one with the
gull wing tail. Without the emission control stuff of today
you could hide Chumly in the engine compartment.

1026 days ago
41.

TheUltraworld    

2 car fires in 6 months? That's too bad. He's got some nice cars.

1024 days ago
42.

Don Alex    

Good, the greedy s***bags deserve it. The only thing better would be if Rick Harrison had been sitting in the seat when it happened. I wonder if he would have been chuckling like Mutley while he burned.

1024 days ago
43.

Justin    

I have pictures of the 57 just after it burned.

995 days ago
44.

warren    

Another case of Jewish lightning or a friction fire...thats when the payment book rubs against the insurance payoff

980 days ago
45.

RICHARD MARTIN    

I CANT BELIEVE THE NEGATIVE TALK ABOUT PAWN STARS. IF YOU THINK THEY RIP PEOPLE OFF YOUVE NEVER DELT WITH A PAWN SHOP .THEY PAY BETTER THAN ANY I HAVE DELT WITH. WHATS MORE THEY DONT GO OUT AND DRAG THESE PEOPLE IN AND HOLD A GUN TO THERE HEAD THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT DONT UNDERSTAND BUISNESS. THEY CANT PAY RETAIL FOR THE ITEMS,THEY HAVE TO BUY AT ABOUT 50 PERCENT OF RETALE TO MAKE A LARGE INVESTMENT LIKE THEY HAVE IN THE PAWN SHOP,AND THE OVERHEAD TODAY IS HIGHER THAN HELL THESE DAYS.AS FOUR THE IDIOTS AND THEIRE INSURENCE FRAUD,YOUR NUTS THEY ARE NOT BROKE AND THEY DONT NEED TO SCREW ANYONE.SAYING THAT IS HEARTFULL AND ONLY SHOWS ME THAT THATS WHAT THE IDIOTS THAT BLAME WITHOUT PROOF WOULD CHEAT THE INSURANCE CO. IF THEY COULD OR THEY ALL READY HAVE. ITS ASHAME PEOP[LE THAT ARE LOOSERS WANT TO DRAG PEOPLE DOWN WITH THEM

969 days ago
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